best way to manage the printer server

New Contributor II

Hi Guys,

what kind of printer management do you guys use for your environment?

We still manually install the driver and configure it with the printer.

I am thinking of using either 1 Man Mini Printer Network Sharing or 2. Windows Print Server.

Please give me some insights to deal with this problem. Thanks in advanced.


New Contributor II

Have you thought about having the Mac’s print directly to the printers? Unless you need detailed logs via the print server. One less step/chance of an issue. You can deploy the printers via Jamf either direct or print server.

How I just deployed my printers:
I just swapped out printers in my office. It was real easy. As I deployed the drivers before hand. Once new printers were ready. I setup the printers and their settings on a machine with Jamf admin and imported the printers via the icon in the toolbar. Then created a policy to Wipe out all the current printers via script. Then created a policy to deploy the printers via checkin or self service. You can create a policy for all or one by one depending on your setup/needs for your users.

Valued Contributor II

Check out Papercut doesnt work for all printers but if you have any of the supported printers then you can run it

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